HR partner (Oxford, UK)

Salary: £27,500 – 32,000 plus pension.

Location: Oxford, UK 

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 noon on 5 October 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 11 October 2021

We are a movement of students sharing and living out the good
news of Jesus Christ. Locally. Nationally. Globally.

IFES ministry is supported behind the scenes by International
Services based in Malaysia, the UK and the USA.

If you are passionate about helping others this could be the role for you. This is an exciting opportunity to join our successful and growing People and Culture team, which aims to build strong teams that provide fruitful ministry. You will be instrumental in fulfilling this vision.

We are looking for an enthusiastic HR professional to join our International Services UK team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a close-knit HR team, within a Christian charity with unrivalled global reach. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we prepare to launch our new strategic plan under the leadership of our new General Secretary.

Reporting into the HR Manager of Operations, you will be responsible for providing operational service through the HR department, developing and implementing HR procedures and systems to serve IFES staff and volunteers. You will be responsible or areas including recruitment, employee relations, and staff well-being.

You will be friendly and approachable, able to build strong working relationships with colleagues. You should have a good understanding of HR policies and practice, with a minimum of two years’ experience in administration or management, preferably in the charity sector.

As this is a role in an international organisation, you will have significant experience in cross-cultural contexts, and enjoy working with a diverse team and range of partners.

If you recognise the importance of evangelical student ministry, are confident in your ability to work internationally, and are looking for a challenging role in a forward-thinking team we would love to hear from you.

What we offer 

As part of our UK International Services team, you will be based in our modern offices in the heart of Oxford, overlooking Christchurch college. We offer: 

  • generous pension scheme contribution
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • on the job training in various aspects of HR and professional development with the CIPD is offered as appropriate 


If you have any questions or would like further information enquiries can be made to  

To apply please send a completed application form to

IFES is committed to providing equal opportunities and recruiting and developing a diverse workforce. We would be grateful if you could complete and return the Equal Opportunities form in a separate email to Please note this is voluntary and the information will be used for monitoring purposes only. 

For more information: 

IFES is an organisation with a distinctive Christian ethos. This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement under provisions made in the Equality Act 2010. Applicants should therefore demonstrate a firm Christian commitment and agree with the IFES doctrinal basis and ethos statement. 

This job will not qualify for a Certificate of Sponsorship, so you will have to prove you have other means to work legally in the UK before we would consider your application.